Today I can say that I am starting to feel like myself again. The last blog post was a month ago and not long after writing it I crashed in a Fibromyalgia flare. I have lived with fibromyalgia for nearly as long as I have been doing pottery. Pottery being the passion and fibromyalgia just something I have to deal with. This flare knocked me out for three weeks and had me reflecting greatly. Why now? What did I do wrong? How can I get on my pottery wheel when my body ached and was beyond exhausted? I rested, I reflected, and I dreamt up many many projects.
The past three days, I have been on the wheel throwing small pieces to get myself back in the pottery game. The time on the wheel is truly my meditation and part of my coping plan for my fibromyalgia. Luckily I am on Easter holidays from teaching elementary half time and can work slowly in the studio daily to build my inventory and the pieces for the April pottery boxes.
As a result of the month long slowdown the Bee Collection mugs and patio cups that I said I was releasing each month is behind. Stay tuned for the next one in the collection and I hope those that got the Bee Positive cups are enjoying them.
Know that I am smiling, slowly creating, practicing self care and looking after myself. I will be more consistent with my studio stories.